High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in a Western urban Turkish population: a community-based study


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Unal B., Sozmen K., Ucku R., Ergor G., Soysal A., Baydur H., ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.13, ss.9-17, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2013.002
  • Dergi Adı: ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.9-17

Özet

Objective: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the largest cause of morbidity and mortality in Turkey and in the World. Heart of Balcova Project is a community-based health promotion project that aims to reduce CVD incidence and prevalence through risk factor modification in the individual and population level. This paper presents results of the baseline survey that aimed to define CVD risk factors and risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) in the Balcova population.